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Possidius of Calama: A Study of the North African Episcopate in the Age of Augustine

Erika Hermanowicz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199236350
eISBN:
9780191717062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236350.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Possidius, the bishop of Calama, was a life-long friend of St. Augustine's and best known for writing a biography of the bishop of Hippo, the Vita Augustini. This book analyzes both the biography and ... More


Rethinking Augustine's Early Theology: An Argument for Continuity

Carol Harrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199281664
eISBN:
9780191603402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281661.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Having been at the centre of a century long debate which cast doubt on the nature of Augustine’s conversion, one might assume that Augustine’s early works (386-96) have now been rescued and given ... More


Authority and Asceticism from Augustine to Gregory the Great

Conrad Leyser

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208686
eISBN:
9780191678127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208686.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book examines the formation of the Christian ascetic tradition in the western Roman Empire during the period of the barbarian invasions, c.400–600. In an aggressively competitive political ... More


Augustine: Christian Truth and Fractured Humanity

Carol Harrison

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752202
eISBN:
9780191695070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752202.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Society

St. Augustine, the North African bishop of Hippo (AD 354–430), has been much studied. But there has been no systematic attempt to consider the context which shaped his life and thought. Augustine's ... More


Monastic theology in fifth‐century southern Gaul

A. M. C. Casiday

in Tradition and Theology in St John Cassian

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297184
eISBN:
9780191711381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297184.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter revisits the classic (and enormously influential) argument for Cassian's incompetence — Prosper's Against the Conferencer — and finds it seriously and irredeemably defective. It advances ... More


The Need for a Theological Approach to Death

David Albert Jones

in Approaching the End: A Theological Exploration of Death and Dying

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287154
eISBN:
9780191713231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287154.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

At least two well-developed bodies of literature have emerged on practical questions relating to death, one the concern of psychology, the other the concern of ethics. These flow from two basic ... More


The Soteriology of Leo the Great

Bernard Green

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534951
eISBN:
9780191715990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534951.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Leo the Great was the beneficiary of the consolidation over the course of the preceding century of the power of the papacy in Rome and the Christianization of the city. That process reveals the ... More


From Ethics to Epistemology

Terrance W. Klein

in Wittgenstein and the Metaphysics of Grace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199204236
eISBN:
9780191708039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204236.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes up the biblical roots of grace, noting that grace begins its life as an act, specifically the human perception of being favoured by God. All revealed religions view their adherents ... More


The Historical Background of Leo's Theology: The Making of a Theologian

Bernard Green

in The Soteriology of Leo the Great

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534951
eISBN:
9780191715990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534951.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Between the mid-4th and mid-5th centuries, the papacy consolidated its ascendancy in Rome; the process of the Christianization of the city depended on the building of great basilicas and pilgrimage ... More


The Nestorian Controversy

Bernard Green

in The Soteriology of Leo the Great

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534951
eISBN:
9780191715990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534951.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Nestorian controversy was Leo's first major experience of theological controversy. His reliance on yet disappointment with Cassian as a theological expert showed how much Leo had to learn. His ... More


Salvation and Civic Christianity

Bernard Green

in The Soteriology of Leo the Great

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534951
eISBN:
9780191715990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534951.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Leo preached to a city in which the process of Christianization was effectively complete; he therefore had to describe Christianity in terms that made it accessible to the ordinary citizen. The style ... More


The First Cycle of Sermons, 440–1

Bernard Green

in The Soteriology of Leo the Great

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534951
eISBN:
9780191715990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534951.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Leo preached about twelve sermons a year in a cycle through the Church's calendar. The first cycle, preached in 440-1, reveals both some of Leo's leading ideas but also the gaps in his thought at ... More


Leo's Theological Development, 441–5

Bernard Green

in The Soteriology of Leo the Great

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534951
eISBN:
9780191715990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534951.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The subsequent four cycles of sermons showed the refinement and development of Leo's thought as he sought to coordinate the divine and human natures of Christ into a coherent soteriology. The ... More


The Latin West

Edward A. Siecienski

in The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372045
eISBN:
9780199777297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372045.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although a few important elements remain shrouded in mystery, the history of the filioque in the West is a relatively well documented phenomenon. Although there are a few scattered references to the ... More


Juan Luis Vives and the Organisation of Patristic Knowledge

Arnoud Visser

in Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe: An Episode in the History of the Humanities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266601
eISBN:
9780191896057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266601.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The edition of Augustine’s City of God by the Spanish-born humanist Juan Luis Vives (first published in 1522) is one of most successful pieces of patristic scholarship of the sixteenth century. ... More


Nicaea and its Legacy: An Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology

Lewis Ayres

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780198755067
eISBN:
9780191602788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198755066.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The first part of the book offers a new narrative of the fourth-century Trinitarian controversies. It takes forward modern revisionary scholarship, showing the slow emergence of the theologies that ... More


On the Prose Historia of St. Augustine

Janka Szendrei

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195124538
eISBN:
9780199868421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although Augustine, the theologian and philosopher, bishop and saint, enjoyed a high reputation, he was little venerated liturgically during Christianity's first 1,000 years. The liturgical ... More


The Trinity: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Trinity

Stephen T. Davis, Daniel Kendall SJ, and Gerald O'Collins SJ (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246120
eISBN:
9780191600531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246122.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

After the introductory survey (O’Collins), this collection moves from first‐century biblical questions (Evans, Fee, and Segal), through the classical contribution to trinitarian thought of the ... More


Augustine

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter investigates Augustine's role in addressing the Problem of Paganism. After the Sack of Rome in 410 CE, Augustine set out to produce his most ambitious work, a Christian rethinking, not ... More


Cyril in Comparison

Daniel A. Keating

in The Appropriation of Divine Life in Cyril of Alexandria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267132
eISBN:
9780191602092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267138.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Aims to bring Cyril into discussion with three of his near contemporaries, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Augustine, and Leo the Great, with the aim of gaining further clarity to the Christological debates ... More


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